Congratulations, Kelsey Rounds!



Congratulations go out to graduate student Kelsey Rounds, who has just received the James and Phillippa Kerr Graduate Scholarship in Nursing and the Dr. David Chuenyan Lai Scholarship from the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health!

Kelsey is a doctoral student in the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria. They have a BSN and an MN in Clinical Nurse Leadership from the University of Washington, and a clinical background in medical-surgical nursing. Kelsey’s research interests include resilience, health equity, and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) health. They are currently co-lead of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) Nursing Research Workgroup.

Congratulations, Kelsey!


Kelli Stajduhar receives Excellence in Nursing Research award


Kelli at CASNKelli Stajduhar receives the 2016 Award for Excellence in Nursing Research from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in nursing research, including obtaining funding, sharing results, mentoring students and colleagues, and raising the profile of nursing research.

Kelli's research focuses on improving care for patients and families. She takes a collaborative approach to research to ensure that projects are relevant and valuable to nursing practice. She builds enduring and productive relationships, helping to facilitate the exchange of information, and emphasizing the reciprocal value that academic and practice nurses contribute to maximize the utility and impact of research.

Homeless people deserve end-of-life care, but aren’t getting it


IMG 1909 smallerOn August 6, 2016 the Times Colonist printed the story of a medically-fragile Indigenous man who was discharged from the Victoria General hospital with nowhere to recover from surgery except on a shelter mat or on the street after doctors removed his gallbladder.

In an op-ed printed in the Times Colonist (August 14 2016), Dr. Kelli Stajduhar and Ashley Mollison highlight the barriers to end-of-life care for homeless people as seen in emerging findings of the Equitable Access to Care (EAC) study, and promote the important work of the Palliative Outreach Resource Team (PORT) in Victoria, BC. The barriers to care that Mr. Provost has experienced including poverty, racism, and stigma, are the same barriers experienced by many of the participants in the EAC study as they approach end-of-life. Thank you to Mr. Provost for sharing his story and to the outreach workers who supported him to tell his story, and who continue to care for many others who are still ill on the streets of Victoria.

Kelli Stajduhar was also interviewed by Gregor Craigie for CBC's On the Island radio show on August 15, 2016. A recording of the interview is available on CBC's website.

Read Kelli and Ashley's op-ed on the Times Colonist website.

Read the CBC news story: Dying on the streets: UVic study examines palliative care for the homeless

Aging in Place and Dying at Home


On May 16, 2016, Kelli Stajduhar presented the keynote address at 25th John K. Friesen Conference, “Late Life Issues and Innovations,” presented by Simon Fraser University’s Gerontology Research Centre. You can watch her full presentation, entitled “Aging in Place and Dying at Home,” on YouTube. More information about the conference, including PowerPoint slides and videos of other presentations, are available from the Gerontology Research Centre’s website.

Kelli Stajduhar presents at The Walrus Talks Quality of Life


Walrus Talk - Kelli smallerOn Thursday, June 2, 2016, Kelli Stajduhar, along with seven other speakers, presented at The Walrus Talks Quality of Life in Vancouver, BC. The Walrus Foundation, a Canadian non-profit, hosts this national series of talks, which cover a wide variety of topics that matter to Canadians. Kelli presented “Living Well until You Die,” about the disconnect between the high value of palliative care and its lack of availability in Canada. Kelli’s full presentation is available on The Walrus YouTube Channel.

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